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Address: Jalan Silayukti | Padang Bai, Padangbai, Bali 80872, Indonesia
Phone Number: +62 363 41516
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Geko Dive first opened in June 1997. It is the longest operating dive...

Geko Dive first opened in June 1997. It is the longest operating dive centre in Padang Bai. Geko Dive has been a PADI Resort since 1998, and is now a PADI 5 Star Resort and TecRec facility. We are fortunate to have one of Bali's best dive staff. Together, the Geko Dive Team can guide and teach in Balinese, English, French, German, Spanish, Indonesian and Japanese. All of our dive guides are excellent divers, with years of working experience on Bali's dive sites. At the same time, SCUBA remains a passion first and foremost. Diving with Geko Dive has always been fun and serene. To make sure that it stays this way, we are not planning to get any bigger than we already are. Dive factories and diving in large herds are not things that the Geko Dive Team enjoys. Diving should be a personal experience! We therefore keep dive groups small (4 max and often less), with similarly experienced divers together. We believe all our guests deserve the ultimate diving adventure with utmost enjoyment and safety.

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Geko Heaven.

I signed up for two dives, first to Manta Point and the second a drift dive. Geko have the foresight to set a date and location to dive, if enough divers sign up. Other dive... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Martin S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I signed up for two dives, first to Manta Point and the second a drift dive. Geko have the foresight to set a date and location to dive, if enough divers sign up. Other dive shops wanted four divers before considering going to Manta Point. The dive itself was excellent, Manta Ray was observed at a cleaning station. With a... More 

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Thank Martin S
GekoDiveBali, Manager at Geko Dive, responded to this review

Hi Martin, Thanks for the amazing review. It's great to hear that your girlfriend and yourself had such a fantastic time diving with the Geko Dive Team. We guarantee at least 210bar in our tanks. We ask divers to let us know on the spot if they get any less than that so we can provide them with a tank... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great time in and out of the water with the geko dive crew! Did mostly one on one dives as it was low season. Hit up Tulamben, Padang Bai, Nusa Penida and more. Saw underwater creatures I've only seen in dive magazines. Will be back for Mola Mola season next time.

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Thank Otis R
GekoDiveBali, Manager at Geko Dive, responded to this review

Hi Otis, Thank you very much for the superb review. Low season is fantastic. Less divers in the water. More room for the divers who still come. Most creatures, like mantas, sharks, turtles and, of course, macro, are still around and the quality of encounters is at its best. In fact, the sunfish is the only absentee at this time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

I did my open water course here about 15 years ago. Since then the service and quality only went up and got better. Whenever I'm back in Bali I always visit them for a few dives. Very qualified instructors and dive-masters.

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Thank Robert-Bruggemann
GekoDiveBali, Manager at Geko Dive, responded to this review

Hi Robert, Cheers for the stellar review. It's great to hear that you feel that the quality of our service keeps on increasing. We do value quality over quantity. This is why we limit the number of divers and actually refuse guests in the high season. Courses at Geko have a maximum of 4 students per staff member (PADI standards... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Our instructor Cal was great for both experienced divers & novices. He was calm & confident and enable us both to enjoy our two dives around the Padang-Bai bay. We would highly recommend using this diving centre.

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Thank Chris E
GekoDiveBali, Manager at Geko Dive, responded to this review

Hi Chris, Thanks a lot for taking the time to write a review. Great to hear that you loved taking the plunge with us. Hope to see you again soon for more great dives! More 

Azerbaijan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Ive done the discover scuba 2 dives this week - Dec 2015, with Rico. Real professional - helped me to overcome my panic attack and helped me through 2 dives up till 10 meters for around an hour. Seen amazing corals, fishes and a turtle! =) Dive with these guys - wont regret! :)

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Thank Nigul
GekoDiveBali, Manager at Geko Dive, responded to this review

Hi Nigul, Thank you for leaving a 5 star review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your PADI Discover Scuba Diver program with Rico. He can indeed make the most nervous diver enjoy their time underwater. Why don't you finish your PADI Open Water course with him next time you come around? More 

Kihei, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

I reserved two days of diving by email correspondence. I had requested the jetty and macro type diving. I informed the office that I was only one person and wasn't sure if it would be a problem coordinating this type of diving for one person but was informed that it wouldn't be a problem. The day I arrive at the... More 

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GekoDiveBali, Manager at Geko Dive, responded to this review

Hi Callie, Thanks for writing a review. I'm sorry to hear that your experience with us was not as fantastic as you would have liked it to be. The Geko Dive Team would like to apologise if miscommunication got in the way of a good couple of dives. That being said, I am perplexed as you came to dive with... More 

Jakarta
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Despite being a long time snorkeler, I've been nervous about take the plunge into diving but since my visiting brother is certified, I decided to take the chance and I'm so glad I did! Rico was an excellent instructor and very good at making everything easy and not nearly as scary as I thought it would be. And now I'm... More 

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Thank DCL23
GekoDiveBali, Manager at Geko Dive, responded to this review

Hi DCL, Thanks for leaving a review. Great to hear you enjoyed the diving experience. I was the same as you once. Been free diving since childhood and the extra gear involved in scuba used to freak me out. My first dive did not go that well as the instructor made no mention of buoyancy and I did not understand... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Just finished a great weeks diving with Geko dive. Was made to feel very welcome. The staff in the dive shop and the guides all very helpful and friendly. Lunch was included in the cost of 2 dives and cooked to order so always fresh. And the beer is always cold. Highly recommend this operation.

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GekoDiveBali, Manager at Geko Dive, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for this review. The Geko Dive Team would like to thank you for choosing to dive with us. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Sanur, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

I can't rave enough about how great a time we had at Geko. Everyone was very welcoming and friendly, the dive facilities were great, the food delicious and the guides excellent, not just able to find lots of special creatures but doing so with respect for the environment. Geko are not just a dive business, they have created a family... More 

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Thank jhk_campur
GekoDiveBali, Manager at Geko Dive, responded to this review

Hi jhk_campur, Thanks for giving us a 5 star review. The Geko Dive Team is glad you felt the family vibe. From management to dive pros, through boat crew and kitchen staff, we all try to be approachable and to make ourselves available to share a good time with guests. We also value conservation and preservation. All are welcomed to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

I did my Open Water with Geko Dive and had a great time so I came back to do the Advanced Open Water. My instructor Rico was really good and we saw a lot of great stuff on the dives. For the most dives I had my own instructor and dive master so I was well taking care of. The... More 

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GekoDiveBali, Manager at Geko Dive, responded to this review

Dear Tor, Thank you for taking the time to review us here. It's great to hear when new divers are so enthusiastic about taking up diving. The Geko Dive Team loves to do its utmost to encourage this. We do so by having small groups (max 4 students per instructor), keeping students with the same instructor throughout the course, spending... More 

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